Cassidian Communications to Display Public Safety Innovations at 2011 NENA Conference

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• Company will exhibit breadth of current and future security and communications products in booth #701 • NG9-1-1 Innovation Demo Suite will showcase the future of emergency call handling with higher levels of integration and management

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The next generation of emergency communications management will rely on the seamless integration of solutions...

Emergency communications leader Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, announced today that it will exhibit its Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 Innovation Demo Suite in booth 701 at the 2011 National Emergency Number Association (NENA) conference in Minneapolis, Minn., from June 18-23.

The company will display its full-circle security and communications portfolio and showcase the integration available today—from receipt of a 9-1-1 call in the call center, to radio dispatch, to the mass notification of citizens in an emergency. Additional demonstrations showing how the integration and management of these applications are evolving in the NG9-1-1 and broadband environments also will be on hand.

“The next generation of emergency communications management will rely on the seamless integration of solutions that may be from the same company or a variety of companies,” said Darrin J. Reilly, chief operating officer, Cassidian Communications. “Our strategy focuses on increasing the integration and management levels necessary in an Internet Protocol (IP) world that are driving the ‘digital bookends’ of data in all forms in emergency communication. This integrated delivery at the application level ultimately will increase operational efficiency and improve public safety response.”

Cassidian Communications also will be showcasing a multimedia demonstration presenting a new approach to public safety situational awareness based on advanced Command and Control capabilities previously accessible only to elite military agencies.

The concept demonstration to be presented is an advanced multi-sensory platform that sets a new standard for how much information can be presented and managed without overwhelming the user, using technology to preview capabilities expected to be widely available in the coming years.

Continuing on the theme of the future of NG9-1-1, Jeff Gillan, product area manager for Cassidian Communications, will discuss how intelligent back-room equipment consolidation can support the increasing demands of public safety with a vastly reduced equipment and maintenance footprint. He will demonstrate how this can be done while maintaining the highest levels of service and system availability through geo-diversity and redundancy, using either premise-based or hosted configurations. The Virtual PSAP Consolidation presentation will be held on Monday, June 20, at 10:15 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall Technology Showcase Presentation Area A.

Cassidian Communications industry expert Richard Kelly will participate in the Is Your GIS Data Ready for NG9-1-1 panel on Wednesday, June 22, at 2:15 p.m. This open-forum educational session will discuss how locally-developed GIS data is imperative to NG9-1-1 for call routing and call handling. Open discussions will be held on a variety of issues, including data reconciliation and data maintenance considerations needed at the local level to accommodate regional datasets.

Cassidian Communications continues to serve clients ranging from public safety operations to Fortune 1000 corporations to federal agencies. Collectively, the company has more than 40 years of experience deploying 9-1-1 call processing solutions, notification solutions and first-responder digital trunked radio networks.

About Cassidian Communications (http://www.CassidianCommunications.com)
As the largest and most trusted source of mission critical communications solutions, Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is leading the way in standards-based NG9-1-1 call center applications, notification solutions and services and P25 land mobile radio systems. Headquartered in Temecula, California.

About CASSIDIAN (http://www.cassidian.com)
Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2010, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.9 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 121,000.

About EADS North America (http://www.eadsnorthamerica.com)
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

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